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June 8, 2018

DeLauro: Trump Policy is ‘Child Abuse’

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”

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June 7, 2018

Murphy Hosts Latino Leadership Academy

by Peter Urban | Jun 7, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Equality | White House

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WASHINGTON — Senator Chris Murphy is playing host this week to 16 participants in his “Latino Leadership Academy” — a program launched last year to develop new Latino political leaders in Connecticut.

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OP-ED | Responsibility and Respect: Words of Wisdom for High School Grads in 2018

by Barth Keck | Jun 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Education | Ethics | Opinion | White House | Ridgefield

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Although I wasn’t asked, this is what I’d say if I delivered a commencement address this year:

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June 6, 2018

Blumenthal Gets Day In Court Over Foreign Emoluments

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | White House

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WASHINGTON, DC— Led by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal attorneys with the Constitutional Accountability Center will go to court Thursday to argue 200 members of Congress have the right to review foreign payments, benefits, or gifts going to the President Donald Trump.

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June 5, 2018

Spartan Aerospace Shows Off F-35 Simulator in Manchester

by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manchester | Manufacturing Sector

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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.

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June 4, 2018

HUD Secretary Gets Look At Crumbling Foundation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2018 2:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | Town News | Willington | Insurance | Housing

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WILLINGTON, CT — Vincent and Maggie Perracchio bought their home 27 years ago. It’s where they raised their four kids, and they never imagined the financial and emotional nightmare it would turn out to be.

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June 1, 2018

Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

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HUD Secretary to Visit ‘Crumbling Foundation’ Home

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Public Safety | White House | Willington | Real Estate

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson plans to visit a Willington home on Monday to inspect severe cracks in the foundation caused by pyrrhotite, a mineral that expands with moisture.

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Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport

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As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.

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Larson Pushing Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment

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Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.

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